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For the life of me I can't remember what happened to my conditional resident card when I got my permanent (10-yr) resident card. Were we instructed to destroy it? I remember some kind of letter came with the card but that's all I can recall. (I'd ask this question on the Removal of Conditions forum but those folks don't have their new cards yet.)

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For the life of me I can't remember what happened to my conditional resident card when I got my permanent (10-yr) resident card. Were we instructed to destroy it? I remember some kind of letter came with the card but that's all I can recall. (I'd ask this question on the Removal of Conditions forum but those folks don't have their new cards yet.)

Thanks.

I punched a hole in mine and am keeping it - no one asked to return it. I wish I could've kept the 10-year one as that one had much better picture of me but oh well.. Don't worry about, it's already expired and can't be abused - your picture and fingerprint are on it.


Removal of Conditions Journey

3/3/2009 - Removal of conditions - sent off packet to CSC

3/5/2009 - I-751 received in CSC

3/9/2009 - Check cashed

3/20/2009 - Biometrics notice received (no NOA1)

4/2/2009 - Biometrics

4/9/2009 - NOA1 date (first undelivered one is 3/5)

4/3/2009 - Touch?

5/6/2009 - ROC Approval - 65 days

6/22/2009 - CRIS Card production ordered email

7/7/2009 - GC arrived!

Naturalization Journey

3/03/2010 N400 sent to Arizona Lockbox

3/15/2010 Check cashed

3/17/2010 NOA1

3/18/2010 - Biometrics notice sent

3/26/2010 Early biometrics done at an ASC different from the one assigned to (Original BIO date was 4/15)

4/30/2010 Yellow letter received and info from USCIS mil line they are working on my interview letter (6/17 appt)

5/1/2010 Text and email interview letter sen

5/6/2010 Interview letter received - scheduled for 6/17/2010 at 10:05am

6/17/2010 Interview appointment - PASSED

6/29/2010 US Citizen

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I think the best thing to do is to destroy it. I, however, am keeping it since the 10-ys gc will be taken away right before the oath ceremony. In any case, as long as you did not lose it outside then you should be fine and will never be asked about it by an immigration officer.


N-400 Naturalization Timeline

06/28/11 .. Mailed N-400 package via Priority mail with delivery confirmation

06/30/11 .. Package Delivered to Dallas Lockbox

07/06/11 .. Received e-mail notification of application acceptance

07/06/11 .. Check cashed

07/08/11 .. Received NOA letter

07/29/11 .. Received text/e-mail for biometrics notice

08/03/11 .. Received Biometrics letter - scheduled for 8/24/11

08/04/11 .. Walk-in finger prints done.

08/08/11 .. Received text/e-mail: Placed in line for interview scheduling

09/12/11 .. Received Yellow letter dated 9/7/11

09/13/11 .. Received text/e-mail: Interview scheduled

09/16/11 .. Received interview letter

10/19/11 .. Interview - PASSED

10/20/11 .. Received text/email: Oath scheduled

10/22/11 .. Received OATH letter

11/09/11 .. Oath ceremony

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My question is whether we were instructed to destroy the conditional card when we got the 10-year one. Anyone remember? Thanks.

Not that I remember seeing it on any of the forms or whatever came with the 10-yr card.


Removal of Conditions Journey

3/3/2009 - Removal of conditions - sent off packet to CSC

3/5/2009 - I-751 received in CSC

3/9/2009 - Check cashed

3/20/2009 - Biometrics notice received (no NOA1)

4/2/2009 - Biometrics

4/9/2009 - NOA1 date (first undelivered one is 3/5)

4/3/2009 - Touch?

5/6/2009 - ROC Approval - 65 days

6/22/2009 - CRIS Card production ordered email

7/7/2009 - GC arrived!

Naturalization Journey

3/03/2010 N400 sent to Arizona Lockbox

3/15/2010 Check cashed

3/17/2010 NOA1

3/18/2010 - Biometrics notice sent

3/26/2010 Early biometrics done at an ASC different from the one assigned to (Original BIO date was 4/15)

4/30/2010 Yellow letter received and info from USCIS mil line they are working on my interview letter (6/17 appt)

5/1/2010 Text and email interview letter sen

5/6/2010 Interview letter received - scheduled for 6/17/2010 at 10:05am

6/17/2010 Interview appointment - PASSED

6/29/2010 US Citizen

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sorry, I don't remember either... i'll check the letters when I go home.


N-400 Naturalization Timeline

06/28/11 .. Mailed N-400 package via Priority mail with delivery confirmation

06/30/11 .. Package Delivered to Dallas Lockbox

07/06/11 .. Received e-mail notification of application acceptance

07/06/11 .. Check cashed

07/08/11 .. Received NOA letter

07/29/11 .. Received text/e-mail for biometrics notice

08/03/11 .. Received Biometrics letter - scheduled for 8/24/11

08/04/11 .. Walk-in finger prints done.

08/08/11 .. Received text/e-mail: Placed in line for interview scheduling

09/12/11 .. Received Yellow letter dated 9/7/11

09/13/11 .. Received text/e-mail: Interview scheduled

09/16/11 .. Received interview letter

10/19/11 .. Interview - PASSED

10/20/11 .. Received text/email: Oath scheduled

10/22/11 .. Received OATH letter

11/09/11 .. Oath ceremony

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Wife certainly wanted to destroy her condition green card, got tired of explaining why it was expired and what in the heck is a one year extension. Didn't read anything from the USCIS about destroying, so just stored it with the rest of our immigration forms. That was just about the most expensive card we paid for, and you never know with the government about losing important documents. If the need ever arises, we have all the proof here. Good thing I saved all of my military records, some kind of fire in St. Louis destroyed them all.

One card she wanted to keep was her ten year card, namely because of all the aggravation we went through to get it, her application was "misplaced" when Emilio decided to transfer all the application from Nebraska to California. She only had it seven weeks when she had to surrender it, asked if they could punch a hole in it or something, answer was no. But that okay, I told her, still have a high res full color image of it of both sides where both sides are perfectly readable. A color copy of that is also stored away just in case the USCIS has some kind of fire. Many vets never received their benefits due to that St. Louis fire, really don't think about stuff like this until it happens to you.

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At my citizenship interview last week, I was told that I would have to turn in my conditional green card along with my current 10 year- green card at the oath ceremony...


AOS from F1 visa

05/02/2007 AOS Package delivered to Chicago Lockbox Day 1

05/25/2007 Biometrics appointment Day 24

07/26/2007 Interview Day 86 Approved

08/06/2007 Green card received Day 97

Removal of Conditions

04/28/2009 I-751 delivered to CSC Day 1

06/27/2009 Biometrics appointment (walk-in) Day 60

07/20/2009 Approval notice issued Day 83

07/22/2009 Received card production email Day 85

07/27/2009 Received green card & approval notice Day 90

Beibehaltungsgenehmigung (BBG)

08/03/2009 Submitted application to German consulate in L.A.

11/20/2009 Approval notice issued Day 109

US Citizenship

04/27/2010 Submitted N400

04/28/2010 N400 delivered Day 1

05/10/2010 Check cashed Day 12

05/13/2010 Received NOA (NOA was issued on 05/10) Day 15

05/20/2010 Received Biometrics notice Day 22

06/11/2010 Biometrics appointment (walk-in) Day 44

06/22/2010 Online Status changed to Testing & Interview Day 55

06/23/2010 Received interview notice in the mail Day 56

07/26/2010 Interview Day 89 Approved

08/24/2010 Oath Ceremony Day 118

My card making blog: http://silkeshimazu.wordpress.com/

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At my citizenship interview last week, I was told that I would have to turn in my conditional green card along with my current 10 year- green card at the oath ceremony...

Wife was just told at her interview, she would receive the oath letter, we received the standard N-445 form. Among other things like bring this form to your oat ceremony, it said to bring your permanent resident card, never specified which one, but we assumed her current one.

Matter of fact, that is all we brought, the oath letter and her current permanent resident card, the other three items listed, we didn't have kids that could tailgate her, she is not a refugee, "any immigration documents you may have" was confusing, so I tossed. our entire immigration file in the car, but it stayed there.

We could have just as easily destroyed her two year card, its worthless, but I just tossed that in with our file. Suppose I could also toss that file, taking up about 8" of space in my fireproof filing cabinet, but all we have to show for it is one certificate and one expired permanent resident card.

Also have every document scanned and stored in my computer, file size is 155 Mbyte, did burn that on a couple of CD's, it was a lot of work.

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Wife was just told at her interview, she would receive the oath letter, we received the standard N-445 form. Among other things like bring this form to your oat ceremony, it said to bring your permanent resident card, never specified which one, but we assumed her current one.

My oath ceremony letter doesn't mention anything about having to turn in my conditional green card either; it was the officer at the interview that told me I would have to give it back to USCIS.


AOS from F1 visa

05/02/2007 AOS Package delivered to Chicago Lockbox Day 1

05/25/2007 Biometrics appointment Day 24

07/26/2007 Interview Day 86 Approved

08/06/2007 Green card received Day 97

Removal of Conditions

04/28/2009 I-751 delivered to CSC Day 1

06/27/2009 Biometrics appointment (walk-in) Day 60

07/20/2009 Approval notice issued Day 83

07/22/2009 Received card production email Day 85

07/27/2009 Received green card & approval notice Day 90

Beibehaltungsgenehmigung (BBG)

08/03/2009 Submitted application to German consulate in L.A.

11/20/2009 Approval notice issued Day 109

US Citizenship

04/27/2010 Submitted N400

04/28/2010 N400 delivered Day 1

05/10/2010 Check cashed Day 12

05/13/2010 Received NOA (NOA was issued on 05/10) Day 15

05/20/2010 Received Biometrics notice Day 22

06/11/2010 Biometrics appointment (walk-in) Day 44

06/22/2010 Online Status changed to Testing & Interview Day 55

06/23/2010 Received interview notice in the mail Day 56

07/26/2010 Interview Day 89 Approved

08/24/2010 Oath Ceremony Day 118

My card making blog: http://silkeshimazu.wordpress.com/

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Also have every document scanned and stored in my computer, file size is 155 Mbyte, did burn that on a couple of CD's, it was a lot of work.

That's unbelievable, wow! I plan on keeping my naturalization certificate in my safety deposit box at the bank and have a copy in my own strong box at home. Other than that, I'll keep all my other documents for a few years but then I fantasize about burning the whole lot (except the NOA-type letters on Homeland Security letterhead).


Jo-Anne

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sorry, I don't remember either... i'll check the letters when I go home.

I checked what I have and I don't see anywhere that says to destroy it - now I am wondering if I kept everything I received from them (which I believe I did) or tossed some stuff out!?!?!


N-400 Naturalization Timeline

06/28/11 .. Mailed N-400 package via Priority mail with delivery confirmation

06/30/11 .. Package Delivered to Dallas Lockbox

07/06/11 .. Received e-mail notification of application acceptance

07/06/11 .. Check cashed

07/08/11 .. Received NOA letter

07/29/11 .. Received text/e-mail for biometrics notice

08/03/11 .. Received Biometrics letter - scheduled for 8/24/11

08/04/11 .. Walk-in finger prints done.

08/08/11 .. Received text/e-mail: Placed in line for interview scheduling

09/12/11 .. Received Yellow letter dated 9/7/11

09/13/11 .. Received text/e-mail: Interview scheduled

09/16/11 .. Received interview letter

10/19/11 .. Interview - PASSED

10/20/11 .. Received text/email: Oath scheduled

10/22/11 .. Received OATH letter

11/09/11 .. Oath ceremony

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I checked what I have and I don't see anywhere that says to destroy it - now I am wondering if I kept everything I received from them (which I believe I did) or tossed some stuff out!?!?!

Sorry, didn't mean to worry you unnecessarily. I know other immigrants who happily shredded all of their paperwork except their naturalization certificate the day after they got it. For sure I do not have my conditional greencard. I have looked through all my files with a fine-toothed comb (I do have a photocopy of it though). I can only surmise that I chopped it up when I got my new 10-year one. I can't imagine they'll want the conditional one back since it has expired and therefore no one can use it. Obviously it wouldn't be possible to get another one at this point. I did find the letter that came with my 10-year card and it doesn't say what to do with the old one. It's so unlike me to get rid of something like that without explicit instructions to do so but I guess I must have. Oh well..............


Jo-Anne

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Sorry, didn't mean to worry you unnecessarily. I know other immigrants who happily shredded all of their paperwork except their naturalization certificate the day after they got it. For sure I do not have my conditional greencard. I have looked through all my files with a fine-toothed comb (I do have a photocopy of it though). I can only surmise that I chopped it up when I got my new 10-year one. I can't imagine they'll want the conditional one back since it has expired and therefore no one can use it. Obviously it wouldn't be possible to get another one at this point. I did find the letter that came with my 10-year card and it doesn't say what to do with the old one. It's so unlike me to get rid of something like that without explicit instructions to do so but I guess I must have. Oh well..............

The 10-yr GC is more important now, and I highly doubt that they will ask for it. If they usually need the 2 year GC, then they would devise a way to completely discomfort and interrupt our daily lives to return it...


N-400 Naturalization Timeline

06/28/11 .. Mailed N-400 package via Priority mail with delivery confirmation

06/30/11 .. Package Delivered to Dallas Lockbox

07/06/11 .. Received e-mail notification of application acceptance

07/06/11 .. Check cashed

07/08/11 .. Received NOA letter

07/29/11 .. Received text/e-mail for biometrics notice

08/03/11 .. Received Biometrics letter - scheduled for 8/24/11

08/04/11 .. Walk-in finger prints done.

08/08/11 .. Received text/e-mail: Placed in line for interview scheduling

09/12/11 .. Received Yellow letter dated 9/7/11

09/13/11 .. Received text/e-mail: Interview scheduled

09/16/11 .. Received interview letter

10/19/11 .. Interview - PASSED

10/20/11 .. Received text/email: Oath scheduled

10/22/11 .. Received OATH letter

11/09/11 .. Oath ceremony

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